RCIA

Thinking about becoming Catholic?

Do you wonder what's involved in joining the Catholic Church? Are you a member of another religion and want to know what it is that Catholics believe? Is your spouse or friend a faithful Catholic whose way of life and peace of mind impress you? Want that same sense of fulfillment?  Are you a Catholic who has never received the sacraments of Eucharist or Confirmation?

Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults

Let us address these questions for you as part of our Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA) process here at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton. It is for adults who have not been baptized, have no religious background, or of another religion, who are looking to find out more about the Catholic Church. 

Summer Catechesis Sessions

The RCIA Team will be holding Catechesis sessions throughout the summer.  Sessions will be held in the parish hall, side assembly room, Sunday mornings from 10:15-11:15am (between Masses).  Anyone interested in learning more about the Catholic faith with the possibility of joining the church are encouraged to attend.  These sessions are also open to anyone interested in learning more about their Catholic faith.  Below are the meeting dates:


July 23, 2017
August 13, 2017
August 27, 2017

Sunday, September 10, 2017, we will have a "Meet and Greet" in the parish hall following the 9:00am Mass for all new 2017/2018 Inquirers as well as the 2016/2017 individuals who wish to participate in furthering their instruction in the faith as well as share their experience with the new Inquirers.  All members of the RCIA Team will be in attendance at this event.

Contact the RCIA team

rcia@seaschurch.net or call Michael Smith in the office (910) 488-1797 for more information about this year's process of faith-exploration! 

Sponsors Needed

We also invite individuals to be sponsors for those going through the RCIA process.  The role of the sponsor involves modeling what it means to be a Catholic Christian at a close, personal level to candidates.  Being a sponsor is a wonderful, grace-filled experience.